Doctors, nurses and managers to face five years in jail if they neglect patients – The Guardian

“Doctors, nurses and NHS managers will face up to five years in jail if they are found to have wilfully neglected or mistreated patients under a new law aimed at stopping a repeat of the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2013

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Stafford Hospital nurse given caution for putting patients at risk – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 8th, 2013 in cautions, disciplinary procedures, hospitals, news, nurses, professional conduct by tracey

“A nurse who worked at Stafford Hospital has been given a five year caution after she was found guilty of putting patients in danger, angering families who want ‘someone held responsible’ for the scandal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2013

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Nurse who used Facebook to blow the whistle about poor care escapes being struck off – The Guardian

“A nurse who used Facebook to raise concerns about standards at his hospital has escaped being struck off after a disciplinary panel acknowledged he was passionate about his job and capable.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2013

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Nurse with indecent images of female patients struck off – BBC News

“An accident and emergency nurse who took indecent photographs of young female patients has been struck off.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2013

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GMC probe into Mid-Staffs slammed as “whitewash” as cases abandoned – Daily Telegraph

“The investigation into the Mid-Staffs scandal was branded a ‘whitewash’ after regulators abandoned efforts to pursue the last of 44 doctors accused of failing patients.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd September 2013

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Doctors and nurses’ regulators asked to clarify guidance on face veils – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2013 in codes of practice, doctors, freedom of expression, Islam, news, nurses, women by sally

“A government minister has asked the regulatory bodies for doctors and nurses to clarify their guidance on the wearing of veils after concerns that patients may be denied face-to-face contact with the person treating them.”

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The Guardian, 19th September 2013

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Minister orders review of guidelines for health workers wearing full-face veils – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2013 in doctors, employment, freedom of expression, health, Islam, news, nurses, women by sally

“A review is being launched into health service guidelines on full-face veils to ensure that patients always have ‘appropriate face-to-face contact’, it has emerged.”

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The Guardian, 19th September 2013

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Jacintha Saldanha inquest delayed as coroner ‘seeks more information’ – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2013 in anonymity, delay, inquests, news, nurses, suicide by tracey

“An inquest into the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha following a prank phone call last year by two Australian radio hosts has been postponed for a second time.”

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The Guardian, 10th September 2013

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Nurses and midwives set to face three-yearly checks – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2013 in consultations, midwives, news, nurses, professional conduct by tracey

“Nurses and midwives in the UK look set to face three-yearly checks from the end of 2015 under proposals being put forward.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2013

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Swindon nurse who mistook blood for jam suspended – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses, professional conduct by sally

“A nurse who mistook blood around a patient’s mouth for jam has been suspended for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2013

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Redditch diabetic’s death leads to payout by health trust – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2013 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news, nurses by sally

“An undisclosed settlement has been paid by a health trust to the family of a woman who died after a hospital failed to treat her diabetes.”

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BBC News, 13th August 2013

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Berwick report: Danger of understaffed NHS wards can no longer be ignored after Mid Staffs scandal, Jeremy Hunt warned – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2013 in doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news, nurses, reports, standards, wilful neglect by sally

“Review says NHS staff responsible for ‘recklessness or wilful neglect’ of patient safety should face jail.”

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The Independent, 6th August 2013

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Related link: Improving the Safety of Patients in England (PDF)

‘Bullying’ nurses guilty of misconduct – Daily Telegraph

“Two ‘bullying’ former nurses at Stafford hospital have been found guilty of misconduct after faking casualty records in order to meet waiting time targets.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2013

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Adesina v Nursing and Midwifery Council; Baines v Same – WLR Daily

Posted July 12th, 2013 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, law reports, nurses, time limits by tracey

Adesina v Nursing and Midwifery Council; Baines v Same: [2013] EWCA Civ 818;   [2013] WLR (D)  273

“The time limit of 28 days to lodge an appeal from a decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Council to strike off or discipline a nurse was subject to a discretion which would only arise in exceptional circumstances and where the appellant personally had done all she could to bring the appeal in time.”

WLR Daily, 9th July 2013

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Senior RAF nurse wins damages in sexual discrimination case – The Guardian

“The highest-ranking nurse in the Royal Air Force has won damages after bringing a sexual discrimination case against the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Guardian, 25th June 2013

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Rebecca Leighton: Poison probe nurse to sue police – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in internet, news, nurses, poisoning, police, privacy by sally

“A nurse who spent six weeks in prison accused of poisoning patients at Stockport’s Stepping Hill Hospital is to sue Greater Manchester Police (GMP).”

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BBC News, 3rd June 2013

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Fresh evidence challenges ‘Angel of Death’ nurse Colin Norris’s conviction – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2013 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, elderly, evidence, murder, news, nurses by sally

“Fresh medical and scientific evidence is being published this week that campaigners hope will lead to the release of Colin Norris, the former nurse and so-called ‘Angel of Death’ serving life for the murder or attempted murder of five elderly women.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2013

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Regina v Cosford and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Cosford and others [2013] EWCA Crim 466; [2013] WLR (D) 147

“The test for identifying a public office turned on the nature of the duty undertaken and, in particular, whether it was a public duty in the sense that it represented the fulfilment of one of the responsibilities of government such that the public had a significant interest in its discharge extending beyond an interest in anyone who might be directly affected by a serious failure in the performance of the duty. The existence or otherwise of a public office was a question of law to be decided by a trial judge not by a jury.”

WLR Daily, 16th April 2013

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Stafford hospital nurse who treated overdose twins allowed to keep working – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses by tracey

“A nurse who helped treat twins who died from a huge overdose of morphine at the scandal-hit Stafford hospital has been allowed to keep working.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2013

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Disclosure of ill-treatment allegations would breach nurse’s human rights, rules High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 12th, 2013 in disclosure, human rights, judicial review, news, nurses, proportionality, vetting by sally

“This was an application for judicial review, and a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998, in respect of the defendant’s decision to disclose allegations of neglect and ill-treatment of care home residents in an Enhanced Criminal Records Certificate dated 12th October 2012.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th March 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com